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Editor: David Keighley
10th March 2016

Security of the UK's electricity supply has moved back to the top of the energy agenda, with the DECC announcing changes to the Capacity Market that will "guarantee our long-term energy security". Meanwhile, the Major Energy Users' Council (MEUC) is urging companies to turn down their energy use at peak times and even provide supplementary supplies to the Grid when needed.

The Government's Capacity Market reforms set out plans "to buy more electricity and buy it earlier". At EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, Head of Energy and Environment Policy, Claire Jakobssen, said: "Collectively, these proposals represent a decisive and coherent response that will be welcomed by industrial consumers." And the CBI's Head of Energy and Climate Change, Matt Sheldon, said: "Getting the details of these reforms right is key to guaranteeing security of supply at an affordable cost."

But the MEUC remains concerned that the phasing out of coal-fired generation, combined with delays over new nuclear, could mean both short and long-term potential power shortages. Later this month, the MEUC is hosting meetings in Manchester and London to discuss energy supply options.

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David Keighley
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